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In this issue: Information on the City’s Annual Cinco de Mayo celebration, the 2016 Miss Dodgers Kiana Hernandez and an update on City CIP projects.

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Published by City of Commerce, 2016-11-23 14:04:39

City of Commerce June 2016 RTTP

In this issue: Information on the City’s Annual Cinco de Mayo celebration, the 2016 Miss Dodgers Kiana Hernandez and an update on City CIP projects.

Keywords: Commerce, City of Commerce, Report to the People, RTTP, PIO, Public Information, Community 90040


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•Council Actions

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•CIP Updates
•Beat the Heat

The weather couldn’t be more perfect in Bristow Park as the Com- piñata breaks and the annual Handball tournament.
•Miss Dodgers merce community came together at a memorable Cinco de Mayo The variety of entertainment was matched only by the variety of
Kiana Hernandez celebration on Sunday, May 1 to commemorate the victory of the
food offered by participating Commerce civic organizations. Some
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Mexican Army over the French in the 1862 Battle of Puebla, as well as of the fare included tacos, churros, raspados, elotes, ceviche, bur-
•City Wins Award for
New Library Logo the achievements and contributions of Mexican culture. ritos, and tortas, along with refreshments like lemonade, melon juice

Page 6 The event, which drew approximately 1,200 attendees, kicked off and soft drinks to wash it down.

•Relay for Life with the opening ceremonies and introductions from Miss Cinco de Residents also stopped by booths to learn more about local or-
•Arbor Day
Mayo Kassandra Carvajal and Master of Ceremonies Recreation ganizations and facilities like the Commerce Central Library, the
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Leader Fernando Castillo. United Family of Bristow and the Garden Club.
•Rabies Clinic
The ceremonies included the presentation of colors by the Girl After the piñata break, residents closed out the afternoon danc-
Flickr:commerceca Scouts, a rendition of both the United States and Mexican National ing to the musical stylings of Robert Sarzo’s “Tribute to Santana” to
Instagram:cityofcommerce Anthems by singer Josh Diran, and the introduction of dignitaries, in- cap a memorable Cinco de Mayo Celebration.
cluding Val Bassett, who was a member of the Commerce Incorporat- Representatives from the Los Angeles County Department of Pub-

ing Committee. Numerous raffle drawings for prizes, gift certificates lic Health were also in attendance, offering free blood lead screen-

and candy filled piñatas were also held. ings for any and all attendees. The screenings were offered during

Following the opening ceremonies, the event got into full swing with the event as a way to help residents prevent effects caused by the

the Commerce Hot Shots Tee Ball season opener, featuring teams lead particulates that were spewed from the now-closed Exide Bat-

from all four parks. Onlookers cheered on the future major league ball tery Plant in Vernon. The City will continue to work with the County

players. Sports enthusiasts also enjoyed the handball tournament ear- to provide more screenings at future City events.

lier in the day. The Commerce Cinco de Mayo celebration is hosted every year

The main stage came to life with the Commerce Showcase of Talent, by the City of Commerce to celebrate Mexican culture as a com-

which featured the Commerce Folklorico, Veterans Park Tiny Dancers, munity. The event was coordinated by the Department of Parks and

Recreation Jazz, and Rosewood Park Recreation Tap and Ballet Recreation under the supervision of Parks and Recreation Director

dancers. Robert Lipton.

Other activities and entertainment included Mariachi Alma Latina,


Presentation of a commendation honoring Captain Declared April 28, 2016 as Student Government Day
With the Washington Boulevard Project more than
halfway done, the City of Commerce is looking Steve E. Biagini upon his retirement from the LA
forward to the next big project that will make a
positive impact on the transit needs of our residents. County Sheriff’s Department.

For the past few months, we, along with several other Presentation of a certificate of recognition to Fleet Me- Recognized the Boy’s Council of Rosewood Park
cities in the region, have been pushing METRO into accel- chanic Erick Bretado as Employee of the Quarter. School on their 9th anniversary.
erating two transit projects: The I-5 Improvement Project Authorized staff to execute documents for state financial
from the I-605 to the I-710 and the Gold Line Light Rail Ex- Accepted the completed Lap Pool Piping and Filtration assistance provided by the Governor’s Office of Emer-
tension Phase II Washington Boulevard Project. We are Renovation Project by California Polls Inc. gency Services.
asking them to push up the construction dates of the I-5 Proclaimed the week of May 15-21 as National Trans- Approved Professional Service Agreements and estab-
project from 2041 to 2021 and the Gold Line Extension from portation Week. lished an eligibility list for Traffic Engineering.
2029 to 2023. Approved an agreement with law firm of Atkinson, An- Authorized additional construction management, in-
delson, Loya, Ruud and Romo to assess the City’s spection, engineering design and specialty inspection
To put it simply, these projects would expand the I-5 Free- compliance with the Fair Labor Standards. services for the Central Library Closeout and Structural
way from the I-605 to the I-710 by one lane on each side Presentation of Commerce Dance Team Retrofit Project.
and would construct a light rail alternative that would run Received and filed a status update on Exide related ac- Authorized BOA Architecture, Inc. to provide additional
from Whittier through Commerce to East Los Angeles to tivity. design services for the Senior Center Beautification, Re-
Downtown, Pasadena and even Santa Monica. Authorized the allocation of Measure AA funds to West habilitation and ADA Improvement Project.
Coast Arbosrists, Inc. for the Ficus tree removal and Approved an agreement with Engineering Solutions
Both projects are important to the environmental and eco- planting of new parkway trees in relations to the Slau- Services, Inc. to provide engineering and design serv-
nomic well-being of the Southeast area, as the projects are son Ave Sidewalk Improvement project. ices for the Structural Retrofit Repair at the Provisor
designed to alleviate heavy traffic congestion being gener- Received and filed a legislative report. Building.
ated by the outdated design of the I-5 freeway. Approved support for SB 1472 and AB 2863 in the Cal- Approved an agreement with Bibliotheca for a security
ifornia Legislature. system for Bristow and Veterans libraries.
Experts agree that the I-5 is currently running at 150% Received and filed an update on Measure R activities Approved an ordinance amending the Commerce Mu-
capacity, contributing to longer commutes, wasted fuel, in- involving the I-5 Freeway and the Gold Line Route nicipal Code pertaining to commercial recycling.
creases in carbon emissions and dangerous health risks. through Washington Blvd. Received and filed an update regarding the Exide mat-
The I-5 was designed to carry up to 175,000 vehicles per Received and filed a report related to Library and ter.
day; today it carries 275,000; and in 15 years, it is estimated Chamber Foyer improvements. Received and filed a report on the Fiscal Year 2016-17
to be 500,000. Approved Professional Service Agreements and es- budget.
tablished an eligibility list for real estate services. Revised the City of Commerce Tree Policy and Master
At the time of printing the RTTP, the METRO Board of Di- Rejected an agreement with Tierra West Advisors Con- Tree Plan List, approved the Ficus tree replacement pro-
rectors has already made their decision. We will provide the sulting Support Services to provide assistance with at- gram, and continued the policy for tree removal and
community with an update about the status of these proj- tendance of two Councilmembers at the May 2016 planting location selection.
ects very soon. International Conference of Shopping Centers in Las Approved the plans and specifications for the FY 2015-
Vegas. 16 Annual Pavement Rehabilitation Project.
With the arrival of summer we want to make sure every- Received and filed an update on vehicle emissions in- Approved an agreement with AB Engineering, Inc. to
one keeps cool during days with extreme temperatures. ventory provide building and facility assessment services for the
Ways to keep cool in Commerce include the children’s comprehensive assessment of city-wide facilities.
spray pools at all four City parks, as well as recreational Authorized Blodgett Baylosis Environmental Planning
swimming at the Brenda Villa Aquatic Center. For more in- to provide environment science services for Costco Gas
formation call (323) 887-4404. Station.
Authorized MIG Planning and Environmental Manage-
I’d like to encourage families to participate in the Sum- ment Services to conduct studies and prepare CEQA
mer Reading Program, starting June 20. This program is a analysis for 5600 Grace Place.
great way to help young people improve their reading skills Authorized Raimi and Associates to conduct an analy-
over the summer. Story times, crafts and puppet shows are sis to assist the City in resolving the moratorium on the
just some of the activities planned this summer. It’s free to establishment of new office space uses.
join and programs are free to attend. Check out the library’s Approved the addition of two Community Services Offi-
website at for more details. cers.
Received and filed a report on Art in Public Places.
Father’s Day is June 19. Don’t forget to take time to ac- Approved a priority placement and funding for a CIP
knowledge and appreciate your dad. item to convert Heritage Park to a parking area and bring
landscape and hardscape improvements to the area.
Sincerely, Approved the advocacy for accelerated construction for
the I-5 Project and the Gold Line Light Rail Extension
Published Monthly and Mailed to Commerce Residents Phase II Washington Boulevard Project.

Deputy City PIO Staff:
Administrator Marie Hovik
Fernando Mendoza Edward Torres
Adriana Torres
Editing/Writing: Darryl Leyden
Herlinda Chico Joe Sandoval
Daniel Larios

Graphics Design
Anthony Aguilar

Please call (323) 887-4453
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. or
visit us online at

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CIP IMPROVEMENT UPDATE wide. The Eastern Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation had construc-
tion crews repave the one mile stretch of asphalt from Steven’s
The City of Commerce is constantly changing and moving forward, all in the name of Steakhouse to the city limits on Bandini Boulevard. In addition, the
progress. In order to carry on this mission, the City implements and funds its Capital Annual Sidewalk Maintenance Program repaired approximately 700
improvement Program (CIP) in order to keep up with the necessary enhancement of sidewalk displacements throughout the entire city.
our infrastructure for residents, businesses and visitors. Other completed projects include improvements to the Camp Com-
Two CIP workshops were held in July and August of last year, resulting in a total of approx- merce water main and the Drinking Water Capital Improvement Pro-
imately $7.2 million in CIP projects being accepted and adopted for the 2015-2016 fiscal gram, which consisted of drilling a new drinking water well and the
year. replacement of two pumps, two motors and a panelboard.
CIP projects already completed include overhauls to Eastern Avenue and sidewalks city Finally, the Brenda Villa Aquatic Center supplemental filtration sys-
tem was completed in February, with the small indoor pool getting
a new concrete deck, new tile and new interior plaster.

Projects still under construction include one of the largest infra-
structure projects Commerce has undertaken in recent history.

The Washington Boulevard Widening Project is more than 50%
complete and is on budget and on schedule, according to city staff.
The $38.9 million project will expand Washington Boulevard to three
lanes, install ADA compliant sidewalks for pedestrians, fit new en-
ergy efficient LED lighting, raise medians and other improvements.
Construction is still under way in the Metrolink Station Parking Lot,
with new LED lighting, landscaping, paving and striping improve-
ments being made to the area.

In addition to infrastructure enhancements, CIP projects also in-
clude design plans for improvements in the upcoming months. The
Aquatic Center Air Quality Evaluation provides an in depth report
analyzes, evaluates and makes recommendations to address and
correct air quality issues related to the Brenda Villa Aquatics Cen-
ter. The final report was completed in February with city staff pre-
senting the results to City Council in April.
Other CIP Projects in the design stages include a broad residential pavement rehab plan,
railroad crossing improvements, construction of a Central Library plaza, a possible new in-
door recreation facility, Veteran’s Park Shooting Range lead abatement and comprehensive
sidewalk repair on Slauson Avenue.
For more information on CIP plans, contact the Department of Public Works and Commu-
nity Development at (323) 722-4805 or visit the Capital Improvement page at for a complete list of projects.

Summer has arrived, which means door activities will be suspended when the air quality exceeds the moderate level.
longer and warmer days are to be ex-
pected. Summer’s high temperatures Tips to help with the summertime heat:
can pose health risks, especially to individu-
als who do not have access to air condition- • Pay attention to your hydration status and be sure to drink plenty of fluids.
ing or other cooling resources. The City of • Avoid hot, enclosed places, such as cars. Never leave children or pets unattended
Commerce reminds residents that air-condi-
tioned City facilities can provide much needed in a car parked in the sun.
relief from the scorching days of summer. • Use a fan, if available.
City facilities are available for the public to cool off • Stay on the lowest floor of your building.
during regular business hours, which includes the park • Eat well-balanced, light and regular meals.
and library buildings at Bandini, Bristow, Rosewood and • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothing.
Veterans Parks; the Senior Center; the Teen Center and the • Cover windows that receive a significant amount of sun with drapes or shades
Brenda Villa Aquatic Center. Spray pools will be open for children to cool off on June 27.
On days when the temperature exceeds 95 degrees, all four City Parks will play family to help keep your house cool.
movies during operational hours and provide chilled water. • Weather stripping and proper insulation will keep cool air inside your home.
Sports practices and outdoor activities will be held in the morning or early evening times
when the weather forecast predicts temperatures of 95 degrees or higher. Sports and out- For hours of operation for Commerce facilities visit the City’s website at or call (323) 887-4404.

The City of Commerce as a Sub-grantee other eligible home improvements.
of the Los Angeles Community Develop-
ment Commission’s Federal Community The following requirements must be met in order to participate
Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) Pro- in the Home Preservation Grant Program:
gram funds, has implemented the Home
Preservation Grant Program. The Pro- • Dwelling must be a single family residence.
gram was established to eliminate sub- • Dwelling must be the owner’s primary residence.
standard housing conditions and to promote • Subject property must be the only real property owned by applicant.
property maintenance by providing grants of • Subject property must not have code violations. If any violations exist, Program funds may
up to $20,000 to qualified low- and moder-
ate-income residents living in a single-fam- possibly be used to correct the issues.
ily, owner-occupied dwelling within the City • Household gross income must not exceed 120% of Area Median Income for Los Angeles
of Commerce. Program funds will be utilized
to assist with essential home improvements County, as defined annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
such as window replacement, roof repairs and re-
placement, exterior paint, electrical upgrades and Households interested in participating in the City’s Home Preservation Grant Program must
first fill out an Interest Form to be placed on the Waiting List. For more information or to ob-
tain an application please contact the City of Commerce Staff at (323) 722-4805. extension

Report to the People • June 2016 • 3

Celebrating the Birth of Our Nation

The City of Commerce will host the Annual Independence Day Celebration on spots will become available to non-residents on the morning of the 4th of July for a
Monday, July 4 from 2:00 pm – 10:30 pm at Rosewood Park. The highly an- $25 fee. Reservations for unreserved spots will be taken at the Independence Day
ticipated and regionally
renowned, professional fire- Celebration Information Booth be-
works display will begin at 9:00 ginning at 7:00 am.
pm. Miss Fourth of July, Carina
Rodarte, will be the official Residents can begin celebrating
event ambassador. The Carni- the holiday early at the Annual 5K
val will feature live entertain- Freedom Run which takes place
ment, delicious food, games on the morning of July 4th at 8:10
and more. am sharp at the corner of Com-
merce Way and Harbor Street.
Residents can reserve shel- The course takes participants on a
ters, picnic spots and BBQ run, jog or stroll through the Rose-
areas beginning Wednesday, wood Park area. Registration be-
June 15 at 8:00 am in the De- gins on Tuesday, June 20 in the
partment of Parks and Recre- Department of Parks and Recre-
ation. There are no rental fees ation.
for picnic spots or BBQ areas
for Commerce residents but a And if that wasn’t enough… as
$50 deposit is required for shel- part of the Independence Day cel-
ters. Shelters are split in half ebration, the City will also host a
and can only be reserved by those 21 years of age or older with a current Resident community carnival Friday, July 1
Activity Card. Only one reservation per household is allowed and any unreserved – Monday, July 4. For details
about all the scheduled events, please call the Department of Park and Recreation
at 323.887.4434.


Miss Dodgers Kiana Hernandez

How has your experience been on the court so far?
Being on the court, I have had the wondrous opportunity to meet more people of the community. At-
tending all the special events has been exquisite. Our family-oriented community truly excites me for
Dodger Day!

What do you hope to get out of serving on the court?
The goal for my term serving the court is to meet new people from different backgrounds- in professional
fields- and hopefully come back in the future to continue mentoring the youth in higher education.

What is the best thing about living in the City of Commerce?
The best thing about living in the City of Commerce is that it is dedicated to providing the finest services
to our residents through people, parks, and programs.

Are you furthering your education/working? Please explain.
Being a 4.0 student and preparing for A.P. Exams is not always easy; However, it is part of my journey
in fulfilling my goal in being accepted into the University of Notre Dame.

What are your hobbies, extracurricular activities, interests?
During my spare time, I enjoy volunteering at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center. I love
playing volleyball, swimming, reading, spending time with family and friends, and cooking traditional Mex-
ican dishes with my grandmother.

What are your plans for the future?
Holding my passion for science, I am motivated in completing my goal in obtaining a degree in the med-

4 • June 2016 • Report to the People

The City of Commerce was awarded the and technological needs for the 21st Century and the Commerce community.
Award of Distinction from the California As- With this new development, the need to brand the library and the creation of a
sociation of Public Information Officials
(CAPIO) for its newly designed library logo. The award was logo was a way for the library to tell the community that something completely new
presented Wednesday, April 13 at the 2016 Annual CAPIO Conference in Olympic and fantastic was coming.
Valley to honor outstanding public information and communication programs.
The new logo was designed in-house by the City’s Graphics & Printing Services “Branding is about making people remember you or an organization and that was
Coordinator Anthony Aguilar to commemorate the grand re-opening of the Com- the driving force for the Commerce Library to have a logo,” said Library Director
merce Central Public Library in 2015. Beatriz Sarmiento. “We wanted it to be dynamic, fun, and pleasing to the eye. It
The idea for the new logo started in November of 2013, when the Commerce Li- was a way to convey to the public that the library is vibrant and in motion, a verb, not
brary closed its doors for a major interior renovation after 53 years of operation. a noun.”
The renovation would reconfigure the space which would reflect the information
In addition to creating the award winning insignia, library staff came up with the
three verbs that would accompany the logo: Create, Discover, Connect.

“Those words are also on the columns in the library in both English and Spanish
and help to guide the programs and services planning process,” Sarmiento said.
The City was also nominated for CAPIO awards in the “External Publications” cate-
gory for the Report to the People and in the “Special Purpose Publication” category
for the Vector Control Issue last December.

LIBRARY NEWS The Tortoise & the Hare – In Space! Balloon Stories by Annie Banannie
“On Your Mark, Get July 5 Bandini Library @ 6:30 PM
Set… Read!” July 6 Veterans Library @ 6:30 PM
Summer Reading July 7 Bristow Park Library @ 6:30 PM
Program 2016
The Commerce Library’s Splat! Boom! Bang! Cory Hills Percussion Storytime
Summer Reading Program July 18 Rosewood Library @ 6 PM
(SRP) is a fun way to help July 19 Bandini Library @ 6 PM
children retain or improve their July 20 Veterans Library @ 6 PM
reading skills over the summer July 21 Bristow Park Library @ 6 PM
break – and it is completely free!
Children can earn prizes for read- The Children’s Summer Reading Program will end with a big ending celebration,
ing and everyone is invited to at- featuring comedy, magic, and juggling performed by Mighty Mickey’s Magic Circus
tend fun family shows and at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 4 in the Veterans Park Gym.
programs available at all of the
Commerce Libraries. Teen Summer Reading Program
Registration for the SRP begins
Monday, June 20 at your local li- The Teen Summer Reading Program returns for another exciting year. Join us for a
brary. Once registered, children summer of reading, crafts, movies, and other activities. Registration begins on June
can earn prizes for reading. The first day for reporting is June 27. The Children’s
Summer Reading Program is free and open to children from the age of four through Adult Summer Reading Program
fifth grade. The library also offers a Tiny Tots Summer Reading program for children
up to 3 years old. The Summer Reading Program isn’t just for kids anymore. Join us for a summer of
reading, Loteria, movies, and other activities. Registration begins on June 20.
The Commerce SRP will officially kick off on Saturday, June 18 at 10 AM at the
Commerce Senior Center with a Bilingual Family Music show performed by Nathalia Adult SRP Schedule
(pictured above).
June 24th: Movie - 3 p.m. @ Rosewood Library
Additional Performances include: June 25th: Tailgate Cooking Challenge - 12 p.m. @ Rosewood Library
(@ the Park)
“Sherlock Homerun” Puppet Show by Noteworthy Puppets June 27th: Loteria - 6:30 p.m @ Rosewood Library
June 20 Rosewood Library @ 6 PM June 28th: Loteria - 6:30 p.m. @ Bandini Library
June 21 Bandini Library @ 6 PM June 29th: Loteria - 6:30 p.m. @ Veterans Library
June 22 Veterans Library @ 6 PM June 30th: Loteria - 6:30 p.m. @ Bristow Library
June 23 Bristow Park LIbrary @ 6 PM

Save the Date for the “Invasion” creative visionaries behind their favorite comics. We also feel this will be a great op-
portunity to reach out to our readers and invite others to see the great programs our
The City of Commerce is getting ready for an invasion from a federation con- library has to offer.”
sisting of Time Lords, Jedi and the Avengers. That’s right, we’re getting ready
for our second annual Comic Book Invasion, scheduled for August 27 at the Jackiw is still looking for vendors, panel presenters and volunteers for the event.
Commerce Main Library. If you have an idea for a panel, workshop or just want to be involved, contact Erik
Jackiw at the Department of Library Services at 323.887.2270.
The free event is open to the public and will target a teen audience but will have
programming for children and adults as well. Organizing the event is Teen Librarian The inaugural Comic Invasion last year drew 300 participants from all over the LA
Eric Jaciwz who has observed a large fan base for these genres here in Commerce. area.
“Comic books and graphic novels involve compelling stories and heroes who inspire
us,” says Jaciwz. “These festivals allow for fans to cosplay, socialize, and meet the

Report to the People • June 2016 • 5


Cancer survivors kicked off the 24 hour event that raised money and awareness about all forms of cancer. All proceeds went to the American Cancer Society.


The City’s facilities maitnenance staff worked in the The City’s facilities maitnenance staff worked in the
early hours of the morning to give the Bristow Park early hours of the morning to give the Bristow Park
Boxing Gym some much needed TLC. Boxing Gym some much needed TLC.

The celebration featured games, sports exhibitions, mariachi, good food and entertainment Local students at Bandini Elementary and Rosewood School learned about and celebrated the importance of trees
from the City’s various dance programs, including the Ballet Folklorico performance. at the Annual Arbor Day Celebration sponsored by the City of Commerce.


The City’s facilities maitnenance staff worked in the Commerce high school seniors participated in the Annual Student Government Day, where they received hands
early hours of the morning to give the Bristow Park on training in public service. Each followed an employee of the City to get an understanding about the way city
Boxing Gym some much needed TLC. government works.

The Kids are Cute Baby Show was held on April 23 at the Rosewood Park Community Center.
Chloe Jimenez is pictured here on her Little Mermaid-themed wagon, which won first place.

6 • June 2016 • Report to the People


July 2016 August 2016 1 2 3 4

SMTW T F S SMTW T F S Senior Commission Mental Health Awareness Video Game Day Camp Commerce Registra-
12 12 34 56 12:30 p.m. Resources Fair Rosewood Library 3:30 p.m. tion

34 56 78 9 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Video Game Day Rosewood Library 2:30 p.m. Community Night Council Chambers 8 a.m.
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Bristow Library 4 p.m.
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Video Game Day
24 25 26 27 28 29 30 28 29 30 31 Bandini Library 3:30 p.m.
Parks & Recreation
Commission 6 p.m.

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

“Summer after- English Book Club Hecho a Mano Task Force Intro to MS Access Video Game Day Swim Lesson Registration
noon… the two Bandini Library 6 p.m. Rosewood Library 11 a.m. Committee 3 p.m. Veterans Library 5:30 p.m. Rosewood Library 3:30 p.m. Rosewood Park 8 a.m.
most beautiful
words in the Eng- Youth Advisory City Council/Successor Video Game Day Community Services Author Visit
lish language.” Commission 7 p.m. Agency 6:30 p.m. Veterans Library 4 p.m. Commission 6:30 p.m. Rosewood Library

-Henry James Hecho a Mano
Rosewood Library 6 p.m.

Traffic Commission
6:30 p.m.

12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Resumé Workshop Flag Day Intro to MS Publisher Video Game Day Video Game Day Summer Safety Fair
Bandini Library 5:30 p.m. Bristow Library 4 p.m. Bandini Library 3:30 p.m. Rosewood Library 3:30 p.m. Rosewood Park 10 a.m.
Intro to MS Word
Education Commission Rosewood Library 5:30 p.m. 4th of July Celebration Shel- Hecho a Mano “No man I ever met
6 p.m. ter/BBQ/Picnic Spot Regis- Veterans Library 6 p.m. was my father's
Measure AA Committee
6 p.m. tration equal, and I never
8 a.m loved any other
man as much.”
-Hedy Lamarr

19 20 21 22 23 24 25

Summer Reading Program Library Embajadoras Planning Commission Children’s Puppet Show Movie Tailgate Cooking Challenge
Begins READs Center 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Bristow Library 6 p.m. Rosewood Library 3 p.m. Rosewood Park Pagodas

All Commerce Libraries Children’s Puppet Show Children’s Puppet Show “Summer is the an- Summer Kick Off 12 p.m.
Bandini Library 6 p.m. Veterans Library 6 p.m. nual permission Veterans Park 8 p.m.
Children’s Puppet Show slip to be lazy.”
Rosewood Library 6 p.m. City Council/Successor -Regina Brett
Agency 6:30 p.m.
Freedom Run 5K Registra-

26 27 28 29 30

"By the time a man Spray Pools open Teen Program Teen Program Teen Program
realizes that his fa- Teen Program Veterans Library 2 p.m. Bristow Library 2 p.m. Bandini Library 2 p.m.
ther was right, he
Rosewood Library 2 p.m. Loteria Loteria Spanish Reading Club
has a son who LibraryCCitoy mHmallis&sion Bandini Library 6:30 p.m. Veterans Library 6:30 p.m. Rosewood Library 6 p.m.
thinks he's wrong." .Closed
Loteria Loteria
-Charles Bristow Library 6:30 p.m.
Wadsworth Rosewood Library 6:30 p.m.

RTTP Artículos en Español Si le interesa recibir la versión en Español de algun artículo, por favor llame a la Oficina de Información Pública al
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Report to the People • June 2016 • 7

Commerce, CA 90040 U.S. POSTAGE

Where Quality Service Is Our Tradition

Important Phone Numbers

City Hall (323) 722-4805

Aquatorium (323) 887-4404

Code Enforcement Ext. 2293

Animal Control

M-F 8 am to 6 pm (323) 887-4460

Weekends/Evenings (562) 940-6898

Mayor Ivan Altamirano E.L.A. Sheriff’s Office (323) 264-4151
Mayor Pro Tem Tina Baca Del Rio
Councilmember Hugo A. Argumedo Graffiti Hotline (323) 887-4444

Councilmember Lilia R. Leon Vector Control (562) 944-9656
Councilmember Oralia Y. Rebollo
Report Train Idling/Noise call

BNSF (800) 832-5452

UPRR (888) 877-7267


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Rabies Clinic 3LANDMARK
Commerce dog owners will have the opportunity to get their pets TV CHANNEL

protected against rabies at the City’s annual Rabies Clinic on CABLE GUIDE
Wednesday, June 1 at Rosewood Park from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Dog licensing will also be available. June 2016 Featured Highlights
The rabies vaccination will be $5 per dog and all dogs must be on a
leash. All dogs in California are required to be vaccinated. Award winning cablecasts of the
In California, most cases of rabies occur in bats and occasionally Successor Agency Meeting / City Council Concurrent
detected in other wild animals such as skunks and foxes. Rabies is Regular Meeting
rarely identified in domestic animals such as dogs and cats, but can
occur if they are bitten by a rabid wild animal. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. (Live every 1st and 3rd Tues.) Mondays 8 a.m. Wednesdays
In order to mitigate the risk of rabies, do not allow pets to have con- at 10 a.m., Thursdays at 5 p.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m.
tact with wild or unfamiliar animals. Keep them confined on your prop-
erty or under control when off your property. See your veterinarian “In A Council Minute”
regularly to ensure that your pet remains in good health and is up-to- A Recap of the City Council Meeting in One Minute
date on its vaccinations.
Rabies can also have a negative impact on you and your family. Ra- Mondays at 4 p.m., Tuesdays at 9 a.m., Wednesdays at 1 p.m., Thursdays at 4 p.m., Fri-
bies can be prevented by avoiding contact with unfamiliar animals. If days at 3 p.m., Saturdays at 11 a.m., Sundays at 5 p.m.
you are bitten by an animal, report the bite to your local health de-
partment or animal control agency. Wash the bite wound thoroughly Commerce Public Affairs Show “Adopt a Pet”
with soap and water as soon as possible. If you are concerned that
you may have been exposed to rabies, contact your health care Mondays at 12 p.m., Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays at 4 p.m., Thursdays at 3 p.m.
provider. Fridays at 9 a.m., Saturdays at 6 p.m., Sundays at 8 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration; recorded live from Bristow Park in the
City of Commerce

Mondays at 6 p.m., Tuesdays at 12 p.m., Wednesdays at 8 a.m., Thursdays at 6 p.m.
or after City Council Meeting, Fridays at 6 p.m., Saturdays at 11:30 a.m., Sundays
at 5:30 p.m.

Vehicle Vintage Show

Mondays at 5 p.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Wednesdays at 5 p.m., Thursdays at 8 p.m.,
Fridays at 3:30 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.

8 • June 2016 • Report to the People

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